These are my current influences as of 2017. I’d say I’ve followed these artists for a long time but only started using some of them directly in my art after I started steering into more… adult subject matter. I pulled a lot of inspiration from all these amazing artists, and there are a few more I use often but I wanted to keep this list short.
I love work with good expression, intricate linework and strong colours. I love the more mature themes by the artists of the first row, two of them being playboy illustrators and one being a pin up illlustrator. It makes me really happy to see erotic art portrayed in such a colourful, beautifully orchestrated way that can be enjoyed on a pleasurable level but also on a visual level.
The fluidity of movement and strong shape language is something else I’m very drawn to as well as character expression. Whether it be a strong facial expression or a piece centered around a characters actions, it can vary I just love looking at people/creatures interacting with the world and people around them.
I hope I can continue to find influence and inspiration from these artists and I hope maybe you just learned about a name or two or three (:
I really love Marth’s warp powder entrance in Smash4. He does this majestic swirl as he lands. I happened to pause at the right time to see this. I’ve been playing a lot of Melee and Smash4. Love Marth.